The Clinton Global Initiative is literally all over the map — working to solve poverty, promote peace, improve lives and curb pollution around the world.
But the CGI has always recognized that climate change is an overarching problem that must be addressed, or all other goals for bettering human existence will not matter.
And so, the promise of electric and other low-carbon transportation basked in a moment at the 2010 CGI meeting. Former Costa Rica President José María Figueres presented awards to several innovators for transportation advancements that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Recipients included: